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Encore of Revival: America, July 6, 2020

Happy Independence! Americans celebrated their declaration almost 250 years ago on Saturday. The country has coexisted with unseen freedoms in many ways and unheard deafness to its own oppression in others. It serves as a reminder that we live in a Republic only as long as we keep it. It’s not the job of presidents nor judges nor legislators to preserve our freedoms for us.

Chief Justice Roberts made a decision that baffled some, but not those who remember his deciding vote on Obamacare. Arguably, having voted to keep Obamacare on the books was the bail of hay that broke the camel’s back and elected Trump. Now, this election mover has stirred the electorate once again toward a choice that will move us closer to the inevitable reversal of Roe v. Wade.

As we approach “election solstice”, the Left puts out every argument it can drum up to oppose Trump. It seems overdone for a group that claims to believe they will win November. And, they ignore deeper matters that move Trump votes.

Much more is at stake other than abortion. China is taking over with a force to eclipse Japan’s expansion in the 1940s. No one was willing to not capitulate to China except Trump. If he were not re-elected, we might have no discussion on civil rights because the Chinese would be killing everyone in America who is not Han.

But then, America’s military is spread too thin and neither Republican nor Democratic president has worked to reduce our expanding global presence, none except Trump. There’s also the matter of manufacturing and closing the border to China over a virus when Democrats wanted to keep it open.

While our nation is in no position to decide an election on the social issues when basic needs are at stake, we are thankfully forced to address our neglected past. Intolerance over the atrocities of racism won’t shift the election because those lines have already been drawn. By not being distracted with yet another failed political solution to racial healing, we the People will actually have to deal with the wounds of racism ourselves. Maybe something will finally get done.

Trump

Here comes the push…
Rough polling stretch has GOP operatives asking: Could Trump drop out? // Fox News

Election

Theory:
Trump has a plan to stay in the White House if he loses election, former senator says // Independent

Law

Supreme Court: John Roberts sides with liberals to block controversial Louisiana abortion law // CNN

Supreme Court rejects challenge to Justice Department’s efforts to restart federal executions // CBS News

Congress

Speculation unfettered, that’s a big IF
McConnell warns Democrats about changing Senate rules to kill the filibuster // Yahoo News

Federal System

Justice Department considering replacing US attorney in Brooklyn with Barr ally // CNN

Activism, Unrest & Protests

Trump news live: Latest 2020 election updates as US posts record daily coronavirus rise // Independent

Armed St. Louis homeowner speaks out: ‘When I saw that mob … I thought that we would be overrun in a second’ // Fox News

Human Rights, Civil Liberties & Privacy

From the Magazine: ‘It Is Time for Reparations’ // NY Times

Science, Weather & Health

Trump news live: Latest 2020 election updates as president baselessly claims coronavirus will disappear // Independent

NATO Focus

Iran issues arrest warrant for Trump over killing of Qasem Soleimani // CNBC

 

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Encore of Revival: America, June 29, 2020

And then, the TV numbers came in.

Trump’s low-turnout rally in Tulsa melted down the media. 8 million viewers on Fox News eclipsed some 2 million on rival networks CNN and MSNBC. It was the highest-rated Saturday night for Fox News ever and, with advertisers, it was the most valued. Numbers don’t lie.

This supposed “White power” retirement rally in Florida is a rouse. The man’s words were sarcastic, as a provocative, comical comeback against some venomous parade trolls. At the pro-Trump golf cart procession, the anti-Trump crowd hawked and jeered. One lady jumped in front of an oncoming golf cart to force a collision, then demanded to see “the officer”, who never showed, until her own peers pulled her back and let the man pass. He stuck out his tongue at her. What evil!

Adding to last week’s list of reasons Trump will be reelected—mainly that he has neither defied campaign promises nor shown gross incompetence nor negligence—the opponent is boring. Joe Biden stirs the suspense of a sloth, much like Romney and McCain, whose lack of anything tellable successfully reelected Obama.

More than that, the anti-Trumpists seem histrionic. They don’t show the overly-dramatized performance of a group that is not losing. There’s more to proving a lack of minority support than someone convincingly saying, “Where are the minorities!?” But, anti-Trumpists don’t think so. If, indeed, minorities didn’t support Trump, those emphatic, emotional, convincing performances wouldn’t be necessary. Over-done theater from the Left isn’t the strongest cause for a Trump re-election, but it is the most convincing evidence this week.

Trump

‘highest-rated Saturday night in the network’s history’
8 Million Viewers Watch Fox News Coverage Of Trump’s Tulsa Rally // Forbes

Anti-Trump vs Trumpists, ‘White power’ sarcasm, VIDEO:
Donald Trump Approves Rally with Supporter Screaming ‘White Power’ // TMZ

Analysis: Trump campaign scrambles to boost reelection bid // SF Gate

Election

CBS poll:
Only 5% of Americans in Survey Say Things Are Going Very Well // MSN News

Trump says 2020 presidential election will be ‘rigged by foreign countries’ as he slumps further in polls // Independent

Federal System

Trump signs executive order to protect American monuments, memorials and statues // Fox News

Trump says he signed executive order to protect monuments // CNN

Science, Weather & Health

Nurses, doctors feel strain as virus races through Arizona // AP

 

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Encore of Revival: America, June 22, 2020

The Left is desperate and the Right is getting even moreso. With Chief Justice Roberts casting the deciding vote with Liberal justices, kicking back Trump’s move against DACA, Trumpists will lean in more than ever to fill upcoming Clinton-appointed vacancies with Conservatives.

Why would a million people reserve seats for a rally, then not show? Tump’s Tulsa rally seemed small, but there was more going on. Democrat-voting “influencers” are reported to have mocked the event—an act of desperation. How did they know? One doesn’t need to chide a president who is losing on his own. The social media platform TikTok was also reported involved—another act of desperation, and they are owned by the Chinese.

Surprisingly low turnouts are rare for Trump events. Mischief from the Left is suspect, squatter reservations and virus lock down policies among them. Low-turnout Tulsa won’t be overlooked in the Trump chronicles. And, it will rouse Republican voters while setting Democratic voters at ease to think the election is stacked in Biden’s favor.

While state and city police deal with protests, Trump steps back to allow local governments to work, yet he introduced some of the most sweeping police reform policy ever. Congress also is pushing for police reform.

As the looming election casts its normal shadow of question and concern, we are finally forced to deal with old problems which never should have been, just as much as no one found a way to escape them, let alone end them—until now.

Trump

President Trump holds rally in Tulsa, Oklahoma, amid coronavirus spread concerns // YouTube @ Yahoo Finance

TikTok users troll the Trump campaign over Tulsa rally // CNN

Face a Black reporter, Lincoln: The interview with Harris Faulkner
Exclusive: Trump answers tough questions on state of US law enforcement // YouTube @ Fox News

Trump administration sues Bolton over book dispute // CNN

‘We’re thinking landslide’: Beyond D.C., GOP officials see Trump on glide path to reelection // Politico

Election

US election 2020: A ‘panic button’ moment for Senate Republicans // CNN

Law

DACA ‘unlawful’ despite Supreme Court ruling, acting Homeland Security chief says // Politico

DACA, LGBTQ decisions leave some conservatives with Supreme Court buyers’ remorse // Fox News

State & Local

Green cops protect predators
How DNR caught Michigan’s worst suspected wolf poacher // Detroit News

Activism, Unrest & Protests

Violent George Floyd protests at CNN Center unfold live on TV // YouTube @ CNN

Death & Taxes

Push the tax filing deadline to Oct. 15 // WA Examiner

Foreigners & International Relations

Roberts: lacks ‘a reasoned explanation for its action’
Supreme Court Upholds DACA, Ruling Against Trump Administration // NPR

Security & Public Safety

Full Text Of Senate Republicans’ Justice Act On Policing // NPR

Trump Signs Executive Order on Police Reform at the White House // YouTube @ Bloomberg QuickTake News

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Encore of Revival: America, June 15, 2020

America faces a new kind of reconciliation. Democrat voters in Seattle have decided that government can be overbearing. Usually, that was a patent held by Republican-voting Conservatives. A group of citizens expected the government to obey their desires, another idea Conservatives faced opposition for. And, the news media falsely claims that this group in Seattle wants to become a separate nation and erase all borders. Usually, slander from the media was an honor reserved for Conservatives.

Things have reversed.

If a group of people have bad beliefs, the best way to survive those beliefs is to have those beliefs known so they can be rebutted fair and square. Listening is a vital part of proving someone wrong. The nation has a lot of growing up to do.

Democrat voters and Republican voters hold this in common more now than ever: refusal to listen. Republican voters believe that if a group in Seattle has an opinion, they are automatically wrong and therefore shouldn’t be heard nor should any claim of what they say be confirmed. Likewise, Democrat voters think if Trump says something, he is automatically wrong and anyone who says otherwise should be ignored without checking facts.

We have much more in common than we thought. But, the mutual refusal to listen tells us that fighting will only increase. Peace only comes to those who want it. Perhaps, the troubles our voluntarily deaf ears create will drive us to want to not fight more than we want to not listen—maybe.

Russianewsgategate

GOP votes to give chairman authority to subpoena Obama officials // The Hill

Tim Graham: Rosenstein testifies – and suddenly mainstream media say this about Russia collusion // Fox News

Hillary must testify
JW v State HRC testimony hearing order 01242 5056 // Judicial Watch

Full court hearing
Hillary Clinton – June 1, 2020: The United States Court of Appeals for the DC Circuit // YouTube @ United States Court of Appeals for the DC Circuit

Hillary Clinton Lost Her Appeal In Court – Will Have To Testify In Email Case // JoshWho NEWS

Trump

Jim Jordan’s Big Idea: Enact FISA reform to fix ‘system-wide problem’ // Fox News

Nothing negative in this, interesting
New Melania Trump book says she renegotiated her prenuptial agreement // CNN

CNN is on record!
The remarkable collapse of Donald Trump’s polling numbers // CNN

Dissent
As George Floyd protests rage across the US, why does Donald Trump insist on posing in front of churches? // SCMP

Trump to restart MAGA rallies this month despite coronavirus // Politico

White House is considering a Trump speech to the nation on race and unity // CNN

Election

We’ll see in November…
Trump Wins Again! ‘…according to CNN and MSNBC, he’s united 90% of the country in hating him’: AdviceAnimals // reddit

Flashback 3 years…
How did Trump win if so many people hate him?? – NoStupidQuestions // reddit

State & Local

Polling Places in Black Communities Continue to Close Ahead of November Elections // Governing

The official demands of CHAZ
The Demands of the Collective Black Voices at Free Capitol Hill to the Government of Seattle, Washington // Medium

Spin sin
Tammy Bruce on Seattle ‘mayhem’: Americans have to stand against this // Fox News

Official:
Our Demands | Black Lives Matter Seattle-King County // Black Lives Matter Seattle-King County

Trump renews military threat against Seattle’s Capitol Hill // kiro7.com

Seattle Mayor says President’s threat to send military is unwelcome, illegal // MyNorthwest

Trump threatens to ‘take back the city’ if Seattle, state officials don’t // KING5 NBC Seattle

Trump says domestic terrorists have taken over Seattle and demands CHAZ be retaken // Daily Mail

Antifa Activists Claim First Territory in Seattle // City Journal

Rapper organizer of the Seattle autonomous zone says Trump has ‘put a hit on his head’ // Daily Mail

A dam problem!
Whitmer wanted to cut dam repair program; $1.6M denied for Edenville dam // Detroit News

In Whitmer’s face!
Michigan Supreme Court sides with barber who reopened in defiance of Whitmer’s coronavirus lockdown // Fox News

Republicans

Bec ‘lynching’ is anything, as defined
Rand Paul stalls bill that would make lynching a federal hate crime // Guardian

Security & Public Safety

Donald Trump : We will not be defunding, dismantling, or disbanding our police // Christian Daily

Bold experiment
Minneapolis To Disband Police Department // Forbes

The US shoots, kills and imprisons more people than other developed countries. Here’s what the data says // CNN

Culture & People

Gun Sales Shoot Up Amidst Unrest: 80% More In Last Month Than May 2019 // Yahoo News

Flashback 1 week ago…
Morgan County Sheriff experiencing an increase in concealed carry permit applications // WHNT News 19 Huntsville, AL

Flashback 1 month…
Gun Sales Are Up Across Appalachia. Here’s Why // YES! Magazine

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Encore of Revival: America, June 8, 2020

As if shutting down for a virus weren’t enough, the police just had to keep up old, bad, dirty habits. Few people question the reasoning behind vandalizing buildings when needed change hasn’t happened. Floyd was killed in a Democratic district. Los Angeles and New York are Democratic districts. Republican and Democratic voters are equally irked; both believe not changing their vote this November is the way to make the needed change, except that Minneapolis seems bound to get a different mayor, which doesn’t leave many party options. Through the partisan divide, other shady things have happened.

Reports of vandals being from out of town smell like rent-a-mob mischief. A construction site just happened to have an unattended pile of bricks, which just happened to be used to destroy the building across the street? Protests must be heard, just as fake protests must be investigated to find out whatever truth tells. At the end of it all, we are likely to find mischief both real and fake.

Dirty cops should be blamed for buildings destroyed. Dirty cops should be blamed for giving rent-a-mobs an excuse. And, dirty cops must be shut down, people are fed up and have been for a long time.

The country will carry on. Peaceful and fair people who look after their neighbors will shine during these times. Those who harbor blame and rage won’t be able to contain it, they won’t even be able to function. The election will most likely continue on schedule. Rioting will only make it harder for Democratic districts to vote and injustice will only make it harder for Democrats to win re-election. We all face a choice.

Trump

Twitter accuses President Trump of making ‘false claims’ // BBC News

Gen. Mattis says he’s ‘angry and appalled’ at Trump’s response to protests // Yahoo News

Washington as Usual

State & Local

Michigan Gov. Whitmer Violates Her Own Social Distancing Order during Civil Rights March // Yahoo News

Activism, Unrest & Protests

Protesters pull down Confederate statue in Richmond’s Monroe Park // Richmond Times-Dispatch

America convulses amid a week of protests, but can it change? // Laredo Morning Times

Protesters pour into DC for city’s largest demonstration yet // AP

Security & Public Safety

National Guard in Washington D.C. are told NOT to carry guns or ammunition // Daily Mail

Minneapolis Mayor Greg Frey Booed Out of BLM Protest // Mediaite

From 2016: Police shoot pinned man in chest! // Instagram

Is this a joke?
American policing in a nutshell. Black folk flag LAPD down for help! // Instagram

So-called “conservative media” breaking down, “police state” news narrative exposed for what it is
‘Criminal mobs’: US conservatives and Fox News hosts weigh in on George Floyd protests // Independent

Balme game viz Posse Comitatus
Insurrection Act: Can Trump legally deploy US troops to US cities? // CNN

Amash from Michigan
U.S. lawmaker prepares bill aiming to end court protection for police // Yahoo News

Secret Service agents wounded outside White House, car bombs feared; official says Trump was taken to bunker // Fox News

Antifa: Trump says group will be designated ‘terrorist organisation’ // BBC News

Science, Weather & Health

Coronavirus: CDC is worried Americans aren’t following its advice as U.S. cases continue to rise // CNBC

NATO Focus

Donald Trump orders 9,500 US troops to leave Germany // Guardian

 

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Encore of Revival: America, June 1, 2020

It’s amazing what can happen in a week. It’s amazing what a week can reveal about what quietly happened over the course of decades. America has somehow attracted and cultivated a police force with an attitude other than one “to serve and protect”.

Minnesota and Minneapolis are run by Democrats. So are New York and New York. Neighborhoods with violent rioting over the abominable murder of George Floyd see violent responses from more abominable police. What we see from police against all demographics of protesters makes Hong Kong look gentle. It’s atrocious how provocative police are seen in footage coming from the protests.

As Will Smith said, “Racism is not getting worse, it’s getting filmed.” So is police disregard for the public.

America has a systemic racism problem compounded with a supremacist police problem. These days, people don’t consciously disdain others for skin color—not much. Instead, we accept certain events as part of the narrative. If a White pastor mugs someone, that’s headline news. If a Black man gets killed by a cop, oh well tragedies happen all the time. Thanks to what little freedom is left in social media, we got to see just how unabashed murderous cops have become. When they killed George Floyd, it seemed routine.

With politicians the saying goes, “Not all are bad; it’s just the 99% that give a bad rap for the rest of them.”

Yeah, the bad apples give the bushel a bad name. Many police out there really do want to make a positive change, to repair what we have come to accept and expect. But, there are a lot more bad apples than the public narrative gave credit to. It seems that good apples gave too good a rap to a half-rotten bushel. At least now we know.

Trump

“…I don’t mean that in a physical sense”
Trump retweets video declaring ‘the only good Democrat is a dead Democrat’ // The Week

Support will increase…
Twitter labels Trump’s false claims with warning for first time // Guardian

Congress

REPUBLICANS SUE PELOSI Over Ghost Voting Resolution // YouTube @ FOX 10 Phoenix

State & Local

Here it comes…
Whitmer: Michigan needs support, flexibility from federal government to avoid cuts to education, other services // Crain’s Detroit Business

As Covid-19 cases rise in 17 states, Americans still divided on whether masks should be mandated // CNN

News Media, Journalism & Free speech

Watch live: New York Governor Andrew Cuomo gives coronavirus update // CBS News

Chris Cuomo’s ratings plummet as Americans tire of brothers’ schtick // Fox News

Security & Public Safety

Racism is not getting worse, it’s getting filmed. – Will Smith @ snoopdogg // Instagram

Police brutality in America is on full display right now. From coast to coast. @ Shaun King // Instagram

“I hope these cops are dealt with good and hard. I’ve seen the video like everybody else, and it makes me so mad I can’t see straight.”
There’s No Justification for George Floyd’s Blue State Death // Rush

Both had a history…
What we know about Derek Chauvin and Tou Thao, two officers caught on tape in death of George Floyd // StarTribune.com

Minneapolis Mayor says George Floyd would still be alive if he were white // Daily Mail

‘We Must Restore Peace’: Minneapolis Burns During 2nd Night Of Protests Over George Floyd’s Death // CBS Minnesota

Looting, fires rock Minneapolis after man dies in custody // AP

George Floyd: Family says four officers involved in his death should be charged with murder // CNN

Family demands justice for George Floyd as hundreds protest in Minneapolis // YouTube @ CBS This Morning

Hundreds demand justice in Minneapolis after police killing of George Floyd // Guardian

Minneapolis: Hundreds protest in streets after George Floyd died following police encounter // CNN

The Minneapolis Police murdered this brother. ⁣ ⁣ This man, who, like Eric Garner, yelled out over and over and over again that HE COULD NOT BREATHE… @ Shaun King // Instagram

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Encore of Revival: America, May 25, 2020

The Left’s reckoning is on its way. Many police officers in many states and counties refuse to enforce lockdown orders from governors. It may seem that the reckoning is already here, but we haven’t reached November yet.

While Democratic governors irritate and aggravate the public—thinking it will stir victory in November—some voters may be throwing in the towel. The DNC and mainstream news narrative was that “Trump stole the election”. Democratic voters may be statistically inclined to believe what government and news say, but they are not as stupid as the DNC thinks they are. If Trump stole the election, some might think there is no point in voting in the next election.

Then, there are pneumoniavirus death rates. The Guardian reports that three times as many Black people died as White. If that were true—considering that the DNC prides itself as the party for minorities—that means Democrats lost voters. With Democratic governors and their lockdown orders not having saved Black lives that matter, why would remaining Blacks continue to support Democrats? If indeed “medical murder” were involved as some have claimed… Let’s just say that the more stories that get uncovered, the more it looks like the Democratic Party-news cartel only hurts itself as the only solution to hurting itself.

Then there are lies, then darn lies, then statistics. The press cartel often uses reporting and polling to sway public opinion. But, they make sure to include a few last-page “could-be” stories so that when their false reporting doesn’t change the election outcome as they wanted, they can still claim that they are credible news sources. Harry Enten at CNN looked over polling history of presidential re-election years and found correlations to other re-elected presidents, suggesting that—silent on the matter of Democratic governors having gained such public trust—there is a chance that Trump could be on a pathway to re-election. Ya think?

Russianewsgategate

Andrew McCarthy: Unmasking Michael Flynn — here’s what the FBI was really up to // DNyuz

Election

Trump advisers warn McSally is in trouble // Politico

Zelensky seeks probe over leaked audio of Biden linking US aid to Ukraine prosecutor’s ouster // Fox News

Whitmer says she’s not ready to welcome Trump, but he’s coming to Michigan anyway // Yahoo News

Joe Biden’s phone calls with former Ukraine president Poroshenko released // NY Post

Trump has a real shot of winning // CNN

Val Demings’ stock rises on VP shortlist // Politico

State & Local

Morning Parking Ban to Crush Chicago Churchgoers: Entire Neighborhood Gets No Parking/Tow Warning // Wirepoints

Alderman: Mayor’s Office Bans Parking On Ravenswood Streets Near Church That Plans To Hold Sunday Services // CBS Chicago

Undercover agents enforcing state health rules at restaurants, bars // MSN News

Texas salon owner travels to Michigan to back defiant barber // Yahoo News

Republicans

Long-suffering California GOP sees revival in rare House win // Yahoo News

News Media, Journalism & Free speech

Just anti-Trump
Trump threatens to permanently pull funding from WHO and ‘reconsider’ US membership // CNN

CNN’s Kaitlan Collins spars with Trump after video shows her removing mask in WH briefing room // Fox News

Security & Public Safety

Senate confirms Ratcliffe as next director of national intelligence // Fox News

Science, Weather & Health

A majority of coronavirus deaths in the US were in disproportionately black counties // The Verge

Black Americans dying of Covid-19 at three times the rate of white people // Guardian

 

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Encore of Revival: America, May 18, 2020

Democrats are in full-swing takeover mode and they aren’t sneaking past anyone. Their Regressive-Feudalist base knows it and supports it. The Conservatives know it. Trump knows it. It is an act of desperation from the Democratic Party machine that seeks permanently-dependent classes—and now, apparently, permanently-dependent States.

Polls argue that Trump is ahead in Michigan. But, Michigan residents will likely blame Michigan’s current disaster on Gretchen “Whitless” Whitmer, who is the Democratic VP Nominee Apparent. Biden needs her from such a battleground because he doesn’t stand a chance any other way.

The word is out about Bill Gates’s plans for depopulation—AKA mass genocide. Germans have had enough of uneeded lockdowns. One man held a sign adopted from the Tarantino film “Kill Bill” overlayed with a picture of the Microsoft Bill. The public will not go quietly into the night. Americans who oppose the lockdowns are by no means alone.

While Pelosi seeks to change election rules to accommodate for a virus, she clearly hopes to push this current crisis through November.  · · · →

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Encore of Revival: America, May 11, 2020

The difference between Tara Reade and Blasey Ford is tears. Justices Kavanaugh and Thomas also had tears. Then Senator Joe Biden chaired the committee at Clarence Thomas’s hearing about harassing Anita Hill two just years before his alleged assault on Tara Reade. If the allegation is true, he knew better. And, according to Tara, his words did more damage than his hands.

The DNC can’t drop Joe Biden. If DNC superdelegates overturn the favorite candidate of Democratic voters, their non-democratic methods would be exposed, just as their values already have. Remember, this is the party that supports and is supported by a promiscuous culture.

The Democratic Party has forced itself to own this. Conservative voters won’t be swayed when Democrats throw Tara under the bus. Being the party of ostensibly defending the defenseless—being the party of women, minorities, and anti-harassment—ignoring such allegations would remove their platform and their platitudes with it.  · · · →

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Encore of Revival: America, May 4, 2020

America is furious, both of them. Conservatives are fed up with restrictions against a virus that has no symptoms. Liberals are fed up with Conservatives not entering panic mode with them.

If you don’t believe in God, you will believe in anything. For some, it is the belief that animals will live as if forever if we are all vegetarian. For some, it is the belief that crashing economies and avoiding other humans is the only way to survive. For some, it is the belief that outbursts of rage are the only way to become happy.

Neither of the Americas seem willing to give up their respective beliefs in whatever they hold most dear. The only changes are the removal of ambiguity and the level of rage that follows. There is no “moderate” politician anymore. There is no “gray”, only monochrome vision which will only find a way to gain evermore stark contrast.

They myth of people with different ideals living side-by-side is debunked. Maybe some ideals can live in a mixed society with one person living next to a neighbor who disagrees without being disagreeable; but not with Liberals and Conservatives. It’s not that the Conservatives don’t want it, but the Liberals won’t allow it.

Our different views must not mix, they can only be partitioned with Liberal in one city and Conservative in another. That’s the only way forward and it will happen because both will become too extreme for the other.

Russianewsgategate

FBI discussed interviewing Michael Flynn ‘to get him to lie’ and ‘get him fired,’ handwritten notes show // Fox News

Election

Fight for control of Senate intensifies as Democrats capitalize: ‘Odds have improved’ // Fox News

Joe Biden supporter Alyssa Milano changes tune on his accuser Tara Reade amid new developments // Fox News

White House

Do such headlines cause confusion?
Trump suggests injecting disinfectant to treat coronavirus // Aljazeera

Poison Control Center Calls Spike After President Trump Suggests Injections of Disinfectant // Democracy Now

Trump suggests ‘injection’ of disinfectant to beat coronavirus and ‘clean’ the lungs // NBC News

Washington as Usual

Activism, Unrest & Protests

‘Tell the hotels they are commandeered.’ Homeless activists are losing patience with L.A. // Yahoo News

Human Rights, Civil Liberties & Privacy

Oklahoma city ends face mask rule after threats of violence // NY Post

Texas park ranger pushed into lake while trying to enforce social distance // NY Post

Prices, Rates, Oil & Food

Coronavirus: Trump orders meatpacking plants to stay open // BBC News

Science, Weather & Health

AP: Most states fall short of coronavirus testing thresholds // AP

Alarm bells ring over controversial COVID testing // The Hill

Costco will start requiring customers to wear masks Monday // CNN

And mothballed hospitals
Tucker questions effect of coronavirus lockdowns: ‘The virus just isn’t nearly as deadly as we thought’ // Fox News

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Encore of Revival: America, April 27, 2020

America is under a failing attack from Regressive Feudalism. They have been called “progressives”, but with the economic pandemic caused by Democrats in State governments responding to a controversial virus, we now know their true goal. They don’t represent all Democrats—such as the public-funding-minded Democratic voters. Specifically the “progressive Liberals” have not been seen until now for the “Regressive Feudalists” they actually are. This includes many Democrats in power, along with the under-40 Democratic voters who support so-called “SJWs” and “snowflake” activists.

It’s failing, the attack. While a sometimes-seen-as “fake virus” took center stage, the Regressive Feudalists saw their opportunity. They couldn’t resist confining each serf to a manor. Enter Michigan Governor Gretchen “Witless” Whitmer. For her valiantly failed attempted return to feudalism, she likely cooked her own goose twice. As the hero to the Regressives, she may have earned her vice presidential candidacy with Joe Biden, who can’t win, along with having sealed her own fate as a one-term governor.

Regressive Feudalism has permanently failed because it tried to assert itself at a time and in a way that damaged the economy. As Clinton years wisdom says, “It’s the economy, stupid.” Republicans in the Federal government have been calling for a lift on the bans, so those Republicans will claim the economic results, which will sway the election.

But, failure never stopped Regressives before. This time, an opinion writer in the New York Times has twisted the harmless nature of the controversial pneumoniavirus into a call for targeting people with no symptoms. If many, many, many people have the virus, but don’t have symptoms, then the virus must not be as bad as it is purported. But, with the Regressive worldview that everyone is a pathetic serf in need of protection from the Holy government establishment, even good news is a reason to panic.

Just the same, Sky News finally stopped hiding reports of empty hospitals after weeks of global media censorship and deleted Facebook and YouTube videos. Their spin: Empty hospitals prove that everyone is in more danger of a virus that is so dangerous that most people will never know they had it.

Somehow, all good news chalks up to all bad news for the Regressive Feudalists, now on the march. Make no mistake: They will fail just as surely as they will keep marching anyway. They want to fight; that’s why they are Feudalists.

Trump

Trump prepares to hit the road // Politico

Election

Meghan McCain: No surprise on her pick for President // CNN

State & Local

Spain lets children play as US states move at various speeds // AP

Experts worry ‘quarantine fatigue’ is starting // Stamford Advocate

On the road to Las Vegas, rural residents think coronavirus fears are overblown // Yahoo News

Lockdowns ease amid promising drops in virus deaths // Yahoo News

Democrats

Gov. Andrew Cuomo: ‘We’re not going to make America great again; it was never that great’ // ABC News America

Human Rights, Civil Liberties & Privacy

300+ views
If we don’t take our freedoms back they may not come back: Napolitano // YouTube @ Fox News

Prices, Rates, Oil & Food

International oil prices rebound following Trump warning // Financial Times

Science, Weather & Health

A call for more testing…
Most Americans Who Carry the Coronavirus Don’t Know It // NY Times

Five Gee Dangers presented before commite by Dr Sharon Goldberg // YouTube @ Didi Vanh

The Isles

Finally reporting empty hospitals
Coronavirus: The hidden health crisis // YouTube @ Sky News

Mid East

Trump tweets order to destroy harassing Iranian gunboats // AP

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Encore of Revival: America, April 20, 2020

The pneumoniavirus’s biggest casualty is Democratic politics. As the party of ostensibly “helping people”, Democratic governors gambled that “taking action” would sway public opinion in their direction. Michigan, Minnesota, and Virginia governors did not need to create the greatest restrictions among the States. But, their Democratic Party’s moral compass guided them there. They might have added a dose or two of theatrics—especially understandable when one is in the DNC spotlight for the VP candidacy; clear your throat while saying, “Michigan.”

It is a fascinating turn of the usual pendulum: States stepping on Constitutional rights while the Federal government defends them, all the while, States calling for more Federal powers while they object to the Federal powers stopping them.

The other factor is kookery. Since when did young Democratic voters, especially Sanders supporters, trust numbers put out by a Republican-controlled Federal government? Requirements for deciding “cause of death” do not include a diagnosis of disease, yet a disease is being declared the cause of death for many who have not been diagnosed. Those numbers come from a Republican-controlled Federal government, then Democratic voters enshrine those numbers to support Democratic governors’ action.

What numbers are made-up and what is real remains another question that can’t be answered now. The big takeaway is a meltdown in the Democratic voter base. Their justification of numbers doesn’t make sense, nor does their idea that steps toward martial law will be popular. We could be looking at an even greater, greater Republican victory this November. That’s interesting since the reported number of pneumoniavirus deaths hasn’t come close to the number of abortions.

Trump

Roger Stone denied new trial; gag order lifted // CNN

Oh Thank God: Trump Appoints Ivanka and Jared to Council to Reopen America // Vanity Fair

Federal System

U.S. coronavirus crisis takes a sharp political turn // Yahoo News

State & Local

Defiant healthcare workers clash with anti-lockdown protesters in Colorado // Daily Mail

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott says schools to remain closed for rest of academic year but eases some coronavirus restrictions // Dallas Morning News

Michigan manbaby protest: Wait, we thought conservatives were ‘rugged individuals’ // Salon

US in the UN

Trump announces formal freeze on WHO funding, pending an investigation // STAT

What you need to know about Trump’s suspension of WHO funding // Quartz

Global condemnation of Trump’s decision to suspend WHO funding during pandemic // Times of Israel

Trump’s Call To Suspend U.S. Funds For WHO: How Would It Affect Efforts To Fight The Coronavirus? // NPR

Prices, Rates, Oil & Food

Rep. Doug Collins on bringing the supply chain back to the US // YouTube @ Fox Business

Science, Weather & Health

U.S. coronavirus death toll passes 35,000, cases top 700,000 // Yahoo News

Wild animals are reclaiming cities during coronavirus lockdown // NY Post

Stanford study suggests coronavirus is more widespread than realized // The Spectator

Coronavirus began months earlier and not in Wuhan, bombshell UK report claims // Daily Star

No plan in sight: Test troubles cloud Trump recovery effort // AP

 

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Encore of Revival: America, April 13, 2020

In America, many WWII measures are being reenacted and reutilized—fireside chats, not from the president, but from governors, massive government spending packages, unemployment, sporadic activity in the stock market, groceries in short supply, and, not least of all, hatred for an Asian country. This time, it’s not “the Japs” (as the news called them), but “the Chinese”.

While Democrats act like Democrats, Republicans act like Republicans. The president wants everyone to go back to work, Republicans talk about civil rights and freedom of gathering for religion, Democrats want money, big government, and fewer Christian gatherings in particular.

Then, we have citizen reports from around the world of empty hospitals reported on the news as overflowing “war zones”. While conspiracy kooks claim the end of the world, this activity indicates more of a “virus drill”, much like a “fire drill”. Governments should run a kind of drill to see how to respond to a real pandemic. Of course, being semi-secret and all, Democrats and Republicans won’t tell on each other, but they’ll still try to push their partisan agendas. Leave it to a politician to capitalize on a fire drill.

But, that’s what everyone does, right? Salesmen send free medical masks to prospective customers to break the ice. Companies offer their reinvented services, supposedly to “help with the situation”. And, not least of all, while the world wakes up to need of domestic manufacturing, many countries are opening and reopening factories to make stuff at home once again. That’s yet another WWII measure being reenacted.

Trump

Trump discusses bold plan to reopen the economy in ‘Hannity’ exclusive // YouTube @ Fox News

Biggest anti-Trump piece yet
‘Trump is killing his own supporters’ – even White House insiders know it // Guardian

Law

Wisconsin primary: Supreme Court sides with GOP on absentee ballot deadline // CNBC

Congress

Nancy Pelosi says the US ‘could have a depression’ // CNBC

Coronavirus: Senate will vote to pass more small business aid Thursday, McConnell says // CNBC

News Media, Journalism & Free speech

How the media changes their advice every week! // YouTube @ Didi Vanh

Reporter from Chinese propaganda outlet attends White House presser and pushes Chinese aid to US // Daily Mail

China propaganda speech at press conference: uncut
Trump, Coronavirus Task Force hold White House press briefing | 4/6/20 // YouTube @ Fox News

Owned by China:
Trump Grills Reporter, Asks If She Works For China. She Said ‘No.’ Here’s The Rest Of The Story. // YouTube @ The Daily Wire

Human Rights, Civil Liberties & Privacy

Kansas governor wins court battle over order limiting church gatherings to 10 people // Fox News

CNN advocating censorship
What Fox News’ silence about ‘Diamond & Silk’ says about the network // CNN

Civil liberty discussion: ‘balanced’
Barr talks China’s global impact in exclusive ‘Ingraham Angle’ interview // YouTube @ Fox News

Prices, Rates, Oil & Food

3M sues over marked-up offer to New York City of N95 masks // CNN

Science, Weather & Health

Fake deaths?
Montana physician Dr Annie Bukacek discusses how COVID 19 death certificates are being manipulated // YouTube @ Didi Vanh

North America

Tucker Carlson: Dr. Fauci Is Suggesting ‘National Suicide’ | Video // RCP

US blocks millions of N95 face masks headed for Canada // Guardian

The Isles

But, reportedly ignored £8,000 stolen…
Man filming parking warden giving fines and than he gets 5 police officers at the door! // YouTube @ Didi Vanh

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Encore of Revival: America, April 6, 2020

Conspiracy theories fly. That’s to be expected when the whole world is told to stay home. Some say 5G is the killer. Though suspicious as interesting, that doesn’t explain everything. The more disturbing part is that the video was censored by Facebook and, reportedly, YouTube. Elsewhere, people are reporting empty hospitals around the world, contrary to reports by big news media. Most disturbing of all was the decision for governors to close schools, which runs against common sense. Consider an article published by AAPS in which a doctor from Cadillac, Michigan explains that keeping schools open would have had the best affect on containment.

Public panic and shutting down the economy by closing the schools that would have slowed viral spread aside, look how the greater damage from overreacting is helping in other ways.

Trump only grows in popularity. Michigan’s governor is in the spotlight and will be a likely pick for a typical establishment Democratic VP candidate come November. If she runs, the voters in Michigan she unemployed may vote against her in the general election. If that happens, she would likely be a one-term governor, facing a double loss like Scott Walker did after he lost in the 2016 presidential primaries.

More importantly, unexpected things are shifting. Businesses are forced to reinvent. While the masses go into panic mode, money is moving toward those who keep calm and level heads.

Russianewsgategate

FISA court orders DOJ to review flawed surveillance applications and provide names of targets // WA Examiner

Trump fires intelligence community watchdog who told Congress about whistleblower complaint that led to impeachment // CNN

DOJ’s FISA report contradicts claims by Dems, media figures that surveillance rules were strictly observed // Fox News

Election

Next failed VP candidate?
Michigan Gov. Whitmer slammed by home state paper for allegedly playing politics in middle of coronavirus crisis // Fox News

Biden confirms he’s considering Whitmer for VP // The Hill

White House

IRS Gives Stimulus Check Distribution Details, Says Payments To Begin Within Three Weeks // Forbes

Washington as Usual

State & Local

Why these 8 Republican governors are holding out on statewide stay-at-home orders // CNN

Here are the states restricting travel from within the US // CNN

News Media, Journalism & Free speech

MSNBC treads water during jam-packed news quarter, fails to add viewers // Fox News

Prices, Rates, Oil & Food

U.S. dairy farmers dump milk as pandemic upends food markets // Yahoo News

Feds direct airlines to refund passengers for canceled flights // CNN

Science, Weather & Health

Censored: nCoV caused by 5G – Truth or Lie? // BitChute

Hoax? If not, what?
Citizen reporters go out and do what the media won’t! (empty hospitals) // YouTube @ Didi Vanh

Sobriety from a doctor
Coronavirus COVID-19: Public Health Apocalypse or Panic and Anti-American? // AAPS

Put your own mask on first
3M is selling lifesaving PPE to foreign countries over US: Florida Official // YouTube @ Fox News

US freezes shipments of protective gear overseas // CNN

Coronavirus: US ‘considers cloth face masks for public’ // BBC News

Why People Aren’t Listening to Experts About Face Masks // TIME

 

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